Based in Seoul, Heecheon Kim explores digital technology and documentary films that are primarily used in game techniques. Working with video and installation, he continuously throws questions to the world about the reality that has become blurred by a mixture of fact and fiction, crossing the boundary between online and offline, and further depicting the impact of the Internet on human life.
Watching 'Mumbling in Hell, Tumbling down the Well' alone (2020)
Mumble is a video work made by cross-cutting his autobiographical story and fiction borrowing the concept of a dog show. The voices of his mother and her companion dog, a retired guide dog that exists in both the real and virtual worlds, and a man wandering around the construction site in VR view to search for his lost guide dog all appear all appear mixed in the film. From here, the guide dog who moves between a real space, a representation of a real space, and virtual space embodied in 3D graphics, symbolizes an existence crossing time and space without any limitation. He propounds the several layers of space while also asking questions to audience about existence of space, change of era, and passage of time. Introducing in the new form of an online exhibition in 2020, Watching ‘Mumbling in Hell, Tumbling down the Well’ alone adds another “layer” of the space by screening the Mumble in the previous virtual venue where the work was installed in the past and also the background of the work. Audience is ultimately able to think things over about their current location and space as if they are in an actual game world by watching the film.
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